Cavendish Nuclear Launches its Very First Early Careers Exchange Programme

Exciting news for Cavendish Nuclear’s long-established early careers programme who have just announced it is to evolve and broaden the programme to include a cross-industry exchange scheme.

The programme has grown and diversified significantly over recent years and spans technical and professional functions such as engineering, science, project management, P&SC and commercial.  It also captures the breadth of new entrants from school children undertaking work experience through to apprenticeships, internships and industrial placements and finally through to our industry accredited graduate scheme.

The purpose of the Early Careers Exchange Scheme is to ensure that our early careers community have the opportunity to broaden their experiences by providing exposure and time within companies and organisations outside of Cavendish Nuclear. It aims to provide experience of different work practices and cultures and a give them a wider appreciation of engineering techniques and innovation, all of which will brought back to aid development and progression in their current role.

Thus far, we have reached out and engaged with BEL Engineering, the first of many organisations who we plan to work with.  In January, a group of senior representatives from Cavendish Nuclear visited BEL Engineering in Newcastle to undertake a reconnaissance tour of the facilities.  This was reciprocated in February with Cavendish Nuclear hosting a visit to the Dalton Avenue, Birchwood site.

The exchange programme will commence formally in April with the first group from Cavendish Nuclear’s design and engineering scheme being booked in to spend time learning about manufacturing techniques at BEL Engineering.

Mark Dearden, Engineering & Assurance Director and executive sponsor of the Early Careers Exchange Scheme said:


‘This is a very exciting time for the Early Careers Programme and I am really pleased to sponsor this. The opportunity of participating in a cross-industry exchange is priceless for everyone involved. It aims to broaden horizons, develop new skills, ways of thinking and develop an all in service of creating talent that is adept and agile for the future challenges in the nuclear sector.’

Jonathan Lamb, Chief Executive Officer at BEL Engineering said:


“The Early Careers Exchange Scheme is a unique experience and an exciting opportunity to highlight the full 360° degree journey of manufacturing. It provides our employees with a chance to develop their understanding of practical design for engineering solutions within the nuclear waste industry.”